Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Averroës' writings on Aristotle shaped Western philosophy as we know it.
To understand her, you need to understand Eatonville—and vice versa.
The moral and political dilemmas of the time seem so clear in retrospect.
The final volume of the Dictionary of American Regional English approaches
The Coming of Prohibition
Thomas Pearson repelled American forces, driving Canada toward nationhood.
Oberlin, Ohio, was an abolitionist stronghold, but not impermeable.
Middle schoolers comb through diaries, trek over battlefields, and relive history with cameras in hand.
Property of Tennessee Williams
What a souvenir statue tells us about his writing.
The Atlantic Monthly helped establish the expatriate author as a literary great.
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
By Anna Maria Gillis
Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
By Kevin Mahnken
A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
By Danny Heitman
The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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